Considered one of the last of the "triple-threat" backs in college football, Grenny Lansdell originally starred as a halfback on Pasadena Junior College's first undefeated football team in 1936 (9-0). He took his talents to USC where he was an All-American and the Trojans' leading passer from 1937-1939. He not only was a quarterback, but he was a rusher, a punter, a punt returner, and a safety on defense. Lansdell is the highest NFL draft choice ever from PCC as the 10th pick overall in the first round of the 1940 rookie draft by the New York Giants. He had a brief pro career due to serving the military in World War II as a pilot. He would fly jets as an airline pilot for Trans World Airlines for more than 30 years. He was part of PCC's first Sports Hall of Fame class in 1961.